Washington, DC – Pro-abortion Democrat Steve Six faced the Senate Judiciary committee and was peppered with questions about abortion during his confirmation hearing yesterday.
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley asked Six a number of abortion-related questions, including about his involvement in blocking the prosecution of Planned Parenthood on 107 criminal charges filed by a county district attorney. Six sought and received a gag order on the incriminating evidence and the judge who was custodian of that evidence, causing the prosecution to grind to a halt.
When questioned about his handling of abortion investigations and prosecutions that were still active when he took office, Six responded, “When I was appointed I stepped into some of those challenging issues. They certainly weren’t any issues I sought out, but I tried to handle it in the most professional way that I could.”
“Six literally halted an active criminal prosecution by getting a gag order on the evidence against Planned Parenthood, and failed to heed the findings of several judges that there was probable cause to believe one abortionist committed illegal late-term abortions,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Those were tumultuous days that we experienced in real-time, and there is no doubt in my mind that Six covered up for and protected abortionists in Kansas during his brief tenure as Attorney General. Because he allowed his biases to affect his professional decisions, he is unfit for the Federal Appeals position to which he has been nominated.”
The Judiciary Committee did not vote on his confirmation, but has asked Six to supply answers to written questions.
Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and ask them not to confirm Six’s nomination for the Federal Court of Appeals.